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The impact of macroeconomic news on quote adjustments, noise and informational volatility

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  • Nikolaus Hautsch
  • Dieter Hess
  • David Veredas

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We study the impact of the arrival of macroeconomic news on the informational and noise-driven components in high-frequency quote processes and their conditional variances. Bid and ask returns are decomposed into a common (”efficient return”) factor and two market-side-specific components capturing market microstructure effects. The corresponding variance components reflect information-driven and noise-induced volatilities. We find that all volatility components reveal distinct dynamics and are positively influenced by news. The proportion of noise-induced variances is highest before announcements and significantly declines thereafter. Moreover, news-affected responses in all volatility components are influenced by order flow imbalances.

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  • Nikolaus Hautsch & Dieter Hess & David Veredas, 2010. "The impact of macroeconomic news on quote adjustments, noise and informational volatility," Working Papers ECARES 2010-004, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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    efficient return; macroeconomic announcements; microstructure noise; informational volatility;

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    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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